Taking A Chance With A Seamstress

An advert in an old newspaper advertises sewing machines, and lists the machines available. It is 1870 and the machine age is beginning to make the transition from factory to home. The machines are ornate and their names are as cursively evocative as their shapes. You can choose between a Tudor and a Little American, … Continue reading Taking A Chance With A Seamstress

Halifax In Transition 1

In 1966 I took a walk around Godley Road and Beacon Hill in Halifax, taking photographs looking down on the town from the hillside. Halifax was already in transition - the mills were falling and the tower blocks rising - and the new Burdock Way would shortly cut through this part of town.